The Biggest Makeup Trends For 2021

The Biggest Makeup Trends For 2021

DECEMBER 17, 2020

I am definitely looking forward to 2021 and a fresh start for everything. Makeup is no exception! Makeup trends for 2021 have inarguably been influenced by the pandemic. One in particular is natural makeup.  With everyone being home and no place to go, very few have worn a full face of makeup since the beginning of 2020.  When most do go out or get in front of the computer for that Zoom call, the bare minimum seems like enough.

Some other trends in 2021 like the black smokey eye making a comeback (who are we kidding…like it ever went anywhere, always a classic) or a berry lip stain are fit for those who are ready to whip out those cosmetic bags. I’d say these are both influenced by the pandemic too. Playing up your eyes since you were a mask everywhere and lip stain that is less likely than lipstick to get stuck on your mask. 

2021 Makeup Trend #1: Natural Effortless Makeup

Effortless, natural makeup is the biggest trend for 2021. Even on the 2021 runways, lots of looks showed a natural fresh face with minimal makeup. Less is more this year!

Now might be a great time to start keeping up with that skincare routine so you have fresh glowing natural skin. The pandemic has allowed many of us to have more time for that. Find my personal nighttime skin routine on Instagram. You can also add a great foundation, blush, bronzer, mascara, and lip gloss to add a touch of glam and complete this look or keep it au natural!

2021 Makeup Trend #2: Focus On Your Eyes

Chances are you usually find yourself wearing a mask when you leave the house, right? That is a huge reason that playing up your eyes is a focus for 2021.  Thick black eyeliner is making a comeback. A simple look that can be done in a minute and looks great on everyone.

You will see more of the black smokey look from the early 00’s coming around again too. Check out my free guide on How To Get The Perfect Smokey Eye.  To achieve both these looks, I love MAC’s kohl liners.

2021 Makeup Trend #3: Lip Stains

Lip stains are the new lipstick!  We need something that will stay put and not get uncomfortably stuck to our mouths or smeared under our masks. Make sure to blot between coats when you apply your lip stain.

Pair your favorite lip stain with a minimal eye look and you are hit the mark for 2021!  Some of my favorite lip stains are Sephora Cream Lip Stain and Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment. Also, make sure you have lip balm on hand to protect your lips from drying out.

2021 Makeup Trend #4: Dewy Skin

Dewy skin is always in but especially for 2021.  A good skincare routine topped with a beautiful foundation like Armani Luminous Silk Foundation can be a gorgeous look. 

Have you tried oils?  Oils are a great way to achieve beautiful dewy skin.  Some of my favorites are Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury  Face Oil and Laura MercierNourishing Rose Oil.  

Everyone should own a cream blush too! Adding a little color to your dewy skin finishes off this fresh bright look for 2021.

I love these trends for 2021. Natural makeup with a little glam when you want to play up your eyes or add a gorgeous lip stain are some of my favorite looks to do. Want my guide to the perfect smokey eye? Download it for free

Disclosure: I only recommend products I use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that are no additional cost to you, but I may earn a small commission.

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